Thet­sane dreams of Likuena call-up

Lesotho Times - - Sport - Mikia Kalati

TAL­ENTED for­mer Kick­4life util­ity player Le­sia Thet­sane feels he is edg­ing closer to a call-up to the se­nior na­tional team af­ter mov­ing to the United States of Amer­ica in the off-sea­son where he is now play­ing and study­ing at State Fair Com­mu­nity Col­lege. Thet­sane who was voted last sea­son’s Kick­4life Play­ers’ Player of the Sea­son, moved to the US along with team­mate ‘ Mako Makoanyane.

The 19-year old, who was a mem­ber of the un­der-20 team Makoanyane XI be­fore leav­ing the coun­try, said he was look­ing for­ward to play­ing for the se­nior na­tional team as he felt he had ma­tured as a player.

He said he just needed to keep his feet on the ground and keep work­ing hard to achieve all his goals.

“I am al­most ready to play for Likuena. It is only a mat­ter of time,” Thet­sane said.

“Com­ing to the US is a big step­ping stone for my ca­reer and I think it is also a mat­ter of time be­fore I make a move to big­ger leagues in Europe.

“I was ready to make a move here and that shows progress in my ca­reer so I think the move came at the right time,” he said.

The young de­fender said he was in­spired by Likuena in­ter­na­tional Bokang Mothoana who plied his trade in Tu­nisia.

The 19-year old Thet­sane told the Le­sotho Times from his US base that he had set­tled well in his new home and had been well re­ceived by his new team­mates.

“We play col­lege foot­ball and it is very com­pet­i­tive as well as dif­fer­ent to what we were used to in that we play a lot more games. We play on week­ends and dur­ing week­days.

“Ev­ery­thing is very pro­fes­sional and well or­gan­ised, but I think Basotho play­ers can make it here,” he said.

Makoanyane XI de­fender Le­sia Thet­sane.

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